Over the last few months, rumours have been circulating about the potential remake/remaster of one of the most popular versions in the Pokemon franchise, Diamond and Pearl. Please note all these rumours/speculations haven’t been confirmed, although it seems likely and logical you still need to treat them as rumours.
The original Diamond and Pearl games were released on the Nintendo DS way back in 2007 or 2006 if you were in Japan. This version pushed the limits by adding over 100 more Pokemon including the starter Pokemon Turtwig, Piplup and Chimchar. We find the starting Pokemon stick with us more than the legendary ones like Heatran or Giratina, how about you? The fictional triangle-shaped island where these versions are set is called the Sinnoh region based on the Japanese island of Hokkaido.
One of the best things about this game? It’s tough, but, there is an outright winner for us, Wi-Fi connections so you can play online. Not sure how old you are but, back in our day you’d have to use a link cable to connect two GameBoys so you could battle and trade with your friends. It was all fine and dandy until you’re about to beat your friend and they pull the cable out like a sore loser!
Why remake Diamond and Pearl?
Well, it’s one of the most successful Pokemon games ever selling 18 million copies which is 2 million more than Ruby and Sapphire. But, how do we “know” they’re looking to remake/remaster for the next generation console? Well for one the new designs for the upcoming notebooks feature Diamond and Pearl Legendary Pokemon, product description leaks, pre-order information.
It’s next inline generation three Ruby and Sapphire have already had their remakes called Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire which came out in 2014. Each remake has also come out with the new generation of Nintendo consoles:
- Fire Red + Leaf Green = GameBoy Advance
- Heart Gold + Soul Silver = DS
- Omega Ruby + Alpha Sapphire = 3DS
- Diamond + Pearl = Switch??
The most recent game of the series Sword and Shield had sold over 20 million copies at the end of 2020 so Pokemon is still continuing to grow to this day and remakes are a fantastic way to bring together both old and new fans.
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